June 1982

Coronary Artery Fistula Causing Heart Failure in a NewbornSuccessful Surgical Management

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pediatrics (Dr Tyrrell) and Surgery (Dr Bharadwaj), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon.

Am J Dis Child. 1982;136(6):530-532. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1982.03970420054012

• A 5-day-old infant had severe heart failure because of a large left circumflex coronary artery fistula entering the right atrium. Oximetry and angiography demonstrated a large left to right shunt, and surgical ligation of the fistula provided rapid relief of symptoms.

(Am J Dis Child 1982;136:530-532)